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Impact of Elections 2024 and the New Government on Lawyers in India

We are pleased to invite you to an insightful webinar hosted by the Indian Lawyer Association to discuss the implications of the 2024 election results on the legal profession on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 AM IST.

This webinar will feature distinguished speakers who will delve into how the outcomes of the 2024 elections may impact various aspects of the legal profession in India. Topics of discussion will include Impact on Legal Profession, Legal and Judicial Reforms, and the Role of Lawyers and the Bar.

The webinar will discuss the following questions 

  1. Impact on the Legal Profession
  2. Legal and Judicial Reforms
  3. Role of Lawyers and the Bar

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Can Taxes Make India a First World Nation by 2047?

Join us for a thought-provoking webinar as we delve into the critical role of taxation in India’s journey towards becoming a first-world nation by 2047. We’ll explore the potential of a well-designed tax system to drive economic growth, social development, and infrastructure investment.

Here’s the link to share to those interested for Registering to this event.
https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/a9cae39f-1328-4823-b7d5-a955987cf909@3f38ee98-78cb-4be4-823d-d96456d55b3f

The ABC of IBC

ILA Webinar: The ABC of IBC: Everything you always wanted to do about Filing, Prosecuting, and Administering Bankruptcy and insolvency

Sunday, 29th October at 11:30 AM IST

Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kceihpj8iE9yaFxmmkbJheW6xdgCVvn93

Join us at this event, which will cover:
▪️ What is corporate insolvency? How to initiate the resolution process?
▪️ Kinds of debt
▪️ Objectives of IBC
▪️ Insolvency regulator and adjudicating authority
▪️ How to become an insolvency professional?
▪️ Liquidation

Mediation ACT 2023

Mediation has long been recognized as an effective and less adversarial method of resolving disputes, both in legal and non-legal contexts. A significant development in the field of mediation emerged on September 15, 2023, with the enactment of the Mediation Act, 2023. The legislation aims to promote and regulate mediation as a primary means of resolving disputes in various sectors, including civil, commercial, family, and community disputes.

To know every detail about the recent mediation act, join us at the upcoming event on October 14th, Saturday, where our legal experts will brief us on this topic.

Register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdO-hpjstGdQt6ecOTWSRM51uCqbnyTz6

Webinar on Banking Laws

Register now at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlf-2qpzoqEtQZ8Po4OfcQYkR2aTeOGRuJ

Banking law, deeply rooted in history, shapes the modern financial system through a complex set of regulations. It ensures stability and integrity within the industry. This session delves into its components, and current relevance worldwide.

A critical facet is bankruptcy law, governing procedures for distressed banks. It offers a structured process for entities in financial crisis. This knowledge is vital for banks, regulators, and policymakers, crucial in preventing systemic financial crises by facilitating the orderly resolution of distressed institutions.

In an evolving financial landscape, staying informed about these laws is essential for lawyers, bankers, policymakers, and consumers, as they underpin trust and stability in the global financial system.
Join us for our upcoming webinar, where professionals from varied legal backgrounds will come together to share their thoughts and experiences on this topic.
September 30th, 2023 | 11 AM IST

Register now at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlf-2qpzoqEtQZ8Po4OfcQYkR2aTeOGRuJ

Navigating Indian dowry laws

Navigating Indian dowry laws involves understanding the legal framework, the rights of individuals involved, the challenges faced, and recent legal reforms. The practice of dowry has often been abused, leading to legal interventions to protect individuals from its negative consequences.
Many cases of dowry-related abuse go unreported due to social stigma, fear, and pressure from families. Societal norms and expectations can exert pressure on families to give or demand dowries, perpetuating the cycle. There have been instances of false dowry harassment cases being filed, leading to concerns about the misuse of legal provisions.

Strengthening Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Awareness Campaigns, Legal Aid, and Empowerment Initiatives are some of the legal reforms and initiatives.
Are they helping? What more can we do as Indian Lawyers?

Join us at the upcoming panel discussion on this topic.
Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqfuGhpzspH9dQR3nOMj_4iH9o08K4BzJM#/registration

Impact of Internal Committee (IC) Proceedings on our Mental Health | PoSH Law

While the IC proceedings are crucial for addressing and preventing such incidents, they can also have an impact on the mental health of both the complainant and the accused, as well as other individuals involved. Mental health in the context of IC proceedings is often overlooked or downplayed. 

The occurrences where an unusual incident in a committee meeting where an external member expressed stress about the proceedings, are not rare. 

As IC members, what steps can be taken to manage such scenarios?

Panic attacks, experienced by anyone in high-stress situations, warrant empathy. Irrespective of whether someone is a victim or respondent, guilty or innocent, acknowledging this human experience is essential. IC members are trained to handle such situations. They reassure both parties that the proceedings aim not only to support the victim but also uncover the truth. Maintaining an impartial and unbiased stance helps create comfort. While being cognizant of mental health isn’t legally mandated, some companies establish counselling boards to ensure both parties’ well-being.

This leads to the question of how much involvement is appropriate from external or internal committees, given that proceedings are legally confidential. In the legal field, detachment from victims is advised, yet listening to deeply personal traumas challenges this. Legal experts suggest that India must adopt the effective trauma-handling training which is already used outside India effectively.

Moreover, recognizing when to seek mental health help is vital. Companies should openly discuss coping with mental challenges during induction or interviews. Such conversations foster understanding of the need for counsellors. During stress, individuals should identify and address their emotional state; seeking counselling when unable to cope is crucial. Acceptance of mental health struggles, hindered by factors like gender and upbringing, is imperative. Open conversations, both online and offline, facilitate connections and problem-sharing, not necessarily with counsellors but also friends.

So, when is it in IC Proceedings that we can identify whether the person is really going through a panic attack or a stressful event or is trying to pretend for sympathy? To identify such behaviour, we need to develop an assertive behaviour and by time we recognize whether the person is pretending or not.

In conclusion we can say that to help people with their mental health during the stressful events like IC proceedings, it is very important to talk about it openly without supressing it within which will adversely affect our minds.

We at Indian Lawyers Association (ILA) undertook a session on this important topic, where experts Sujatha T, Kanisshka Tyagi, and Radhika Dubey came together to share their thoughts and experiences. This session was hosted in association with KelpHR, and Ms. Smita Shetty Kapoor, Co-Founder and CEO moderated this event. Watch the recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsVY26DC5Aw&t=2s